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My symptoms (numbness in my feet) are worse after sitting and when I first get out of bed in the morning. I do not feel the numbness as much when sitting or lying as I do when standing up after sitting or lying. Mine started all of a sudden 2.5 years ago, and no "smoking gun" cause found yet. Fasting glucose a bit high (104) but A1C is OK. I have low B12 but I take shots, and B12 fine with those. I have a bit of a lower spine problem, but experts looking at MRI do not see that as a cause. I am overweight with BMI at 29 so I need to work on that -- have actually gained wight recently and feet feel worse so that is an indication. Also looking into is possible sleep apnea. I have been taking B vitamins for a long time. Just started Alpha Lipoic 2 weeks ago, will see if that does anything. I take 2 one hour walks each day, which I love and actually makes my feet feel a bit better. I wonder why the walk makes feet feel better. I know it lowers blood sugar (I have measured before and after and it drops by around 20). I also know it increases circulation, but doctor says my circulation is fine. "When I wake up my arms have fallen asleep." << I also get that sometimes.

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Mine is worse then walking or moving around. My left leg is worse than my right. My left foot seems to hurt a lot more than my left foot. I think the reason my left foot is worse than my right is because I have 100% blood flow in my right and only 75% in my left leg. I take .75 of Amitriptyline, 600 mg of Gabapentin, 60 mg of cymbalta, 10 mg of prednisone, 0.5 of ropinirole, 400 mg of ibuprofen. Most of the time it does not work when I use it at bedtime, Sometimes when I walk around I get pain in my hips and thighs and my feet go numb sometimes.